Allianz Junior Football Camp Malaysia League crowns winner of East Coast Region
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The 2016 edition of the Allianz Junior Football Camp (AJFC) Malaysia League ended with the crowning of the East Coast Region champions at Stadium Darul Makmur on 14 May 2016.
Kuantan SoccerKids A emerged winners after beating Tanah Putih Baru FC 3- 0 to lift the title. While Terengganu FC II beat out Mamkur United 4 – 0 to finish third and fourth respectively. Cash prizes inlcude RM 2,500 for the champions, RM1,500 for the runners-up, RM500 for the third placed finishers while the fourth placed team were awarded certificates.
In the playoffs on 7 May 2016, Group A winners Tanah Putih Baru FC beat Group B runners-up Makmur United 1-0 to book themselves a spot in the finals, while Group B winners Kuantan Soccer Kids A beat Group A runners-up Terengganu FC II (T-Team) 3-1 to also make the finals.
The AJFC Malaysia League offers aspiring Malaysian footballers aged 14 to 16 the opportunity to train with record 25-time German Champions FC Bayern Munich in Munich, Germany.
This year’s League competition featured three other locations. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi (Central region), Kompleks Sukan Hang Jebat, Malacca (South Region), Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang (North region). The East Coast competition was played at Padang Majlis Perbandaran Kuantan and Kolej Islam Pahang Kuantan.
During the six-week League, the 63 teams played 11-a-side matches for 60-minutes.
The Regional Finals South region also took place on 7 May 2016, while the Finals for both the East Coast and North Regions will take place on 14 May 2016 and 28 May 2016 respectively.
The Regional Finals will see top 18 players from each region being selected to form four regional teams. These teams will then compete in the National Finals at UKM, Bangi on 3 and 4 June 2016.
Following the Finals, the top,13 players will be selected to attend Asia Camp in Bali, Indonesia from 19-21 July 2016. From Asia Camp, the best three Malaysian players will attend AJFC in Munich, Germany from 25-30 August 2016.
AJFC Malaysia debuted in 2012 with the Asia Camp introduced in 2014. Malaysia’s participation at AJFC in Munich, Germany has steadily grown from two entrants in 2012 to five entrants including a set of twins who were wildcard winners from the Asia Camp in Bali, Indonesia.